Otonowa History



March 2018

NY Tour
Mar 11 - Jazz Vespers at Pound Ridge Community Church, Pound Ridge, NY
Mar 11 - Jazz Forum for the Arts, Tarrytown, NY
Mar 13 - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, New York, NY
Mar 14-15 - Recording at Acoustic Sound Studios, Brooklyn, NY


Sep 29 - Oct 10, 2017

Japan Tour 2017
Sep 29 - Higashi-Nippon International University (Iwaki)
Sep 30 - Ishinomaki Genki Ichiba (Ishinomaki)
Oct 1 - Wangan Shokudo Restaurant (Ofunato)
Oct 2 - Hotel Hamagiku (Otsuchi)
Oct 3 - Hotel Tsunakan (Karakuwa)
Oct 4 - Minamisanriku Sun Sun Shopping Mall (Minamisanriku)
Oct 6 - Setsunan University (Neyagawa)
Oct 8 - Hankyu Oasys (Itami-Konoike)
Oct 8 - Bonds Rosary (Kyoto)
Oct 9 - Hankyu Oasys (Nissei-chuo)
Oct 9 - Royal Horse (Osaka)
Oct 10 - Born Free (Kobe)


Sep 23, 2017

Performance at Sequoia Room (North Coast Brewing Co.) in Fort Bragg, CA
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


Sep 21, 2017

Concert at Cafe Stritch in San Jose, CA
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


Sep 9, 2017

Concert in Palo Alto Tohoku Fundraiser
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)

Concert at California Jazz Conservatory
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


Sep 8, 2017

Concert at Cafe Pink House in Saratoga
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


Sep 3, 2017

House Concert in East Palo Alto
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


May 27, 2017

Performance at Cafe Pink House in Saratoga
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


May 21, 2017

Performance at Satsuki Bazaar in Berkeley with Special Guest Shoko Hikage
Shoko Hikage (koto), Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)



March 23, 2017

Performance at Hakone Gardens in ANA's Special Event
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass), Saki Kono (vo)



November 4, 2016

Performance at Rossmoor Walnut Creek with Special Guest Shoko Hikage
Shoko Hikage (koto), Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


September-October, 2016

Japan Tour 2016
Sep 30 - Higashi-Nippon International University (Iwaki)
Oct 1 - Iwaki Machi-naka Concert with Junko Yagami (Iwaki)
Oct 2 - Sun Sun Shopping Mall (Minamisanriku)
Oct 3 - Umino Ichi (Kesennuma)
Oct 4 - Support Center Tomioka (Ofunato)
Oct 5 - Otsuchi Central Community Center (Otsuchi)
Oct 6 - Hotel Hamagiku (Otsuchi)
Oct 8 - Tachimachi Temporary Shopping Mall (Ishinomaki)
Oct 10 - Hankyu Oasys (Nissei-chuo)
Oct 10 - Royal Horse (Osaka)
Oct 11 - Hannan University (Matsubara)
Oct 11 - Born Free (Kobe)
Oct 12 - Setsunan University (Neyagawa)
Oct 12 - Le Club Jazz (Kyoto)












September 25, 2016

Performance in SF Music Day at Hearbst Theater
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


September 24, 2016

Performance at House Concert in East Palo Alto
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


August 28, 2016

Performance at Cafe Pinkhouse in Saratoga
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


August 27, 2016

Joint Concert with Ayako Hosokawa in Jazz Katsu for Kumamoto
Ayako Hosokawa (vo), Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


August 26, 2016

Fundraiser Concert for Japan Tour 2016 at Piedmont Piano Company
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


March 13, 2016

Concert to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Earthquake/Tsunami at Cafe Pinkhouse in Saratoga


March 12, 2016

Live performance at Tohoku relief fundraiser hosted by UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Study


March 11, 2016

Concert to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Earthquake/Tsunami at Savannah Jazz Club in San Carlos


January 9, 2016

Private concert in Redwood Shores


January 8, 2016

Performance at Cafe Pinkhouse in Saratoga


January 5-7, 2016

Recording at Megasonic Studios in Oakland


August-September, 2015

Japan Tour
Aug 20 - Higashi-Nippon International University (Iwaki)
Aug 21 - Minami-soma Jus-Mall (Minami-soma)
Aug 22 - Channel Square (Fukushima) Aug 23 - Hotel Hamagiku (Otsuchi)
Aug 24 - Otsuchi Community Hall (Otsuchi)
Aug 25 - Temporary Restaurant Mall (Ofunato)
Aug 25 - Café Reposer (Ofunato)
Aug 26 - Jazz Time Johnny (Rikuzentakata)
Aug 27 - Hotel Tsunakan (Karakuwa)
Aug 28 - MORIUMIUS-LUSAIL(Ogatsu)
Aug 29 - Tachimachi Temporary Shopping Mall (Ishinomaki)
Aug 30 - Yuriage Fish Market (Natori)
Aug 30 - Victory Café (Natori)
Sep 1 - Ko-enji JIROKICHI (Tokyo)
Sep 2 - Ginza MUGEN (Tokyo)
Sep 3 - Stellar Theater (Kawaguchiko)












July 12, 2015

Fundraiser Concert for Japan Tour 2015 at Piedmont Piano Company
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


July 10, 2015

Stanford Jazz Workshop
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


November 2, 2014

Performance in "Jazz in the Neighbourhood" in Marin County
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


October 31 & November 1, 2014

Junko Yagami Charity Concert in Silicon Valley
Junko Yagami (vocals), Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)



September 18, 2014

Performance at Cafe Stritch
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


August 9, 2014

Performance at Blackbird Stage in Jose Jazz Festival
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


August 2, 2014

Performance at Nihonmachi Street Fair in San Francisco
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


July 2014

Japan Tour
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass), Saki Kono (guest vocals)

July 16, 2014 - Someday, Shinjuku, Tokyo
July 18, 2014 - Hotel Hamagiku in Otsuchi, Iwate
July 19, 2014 - Hotel Hamagiku in Otsuchi, Iwate
July 20, 2014 - Cafe Reposer in Ofunato, Iwate
July 21, 2014 - Asahi No Ataru Iye in Rikuzentakata, Iwate
July 22, 2014 - Tachimachi Temporary Shopping Mall in Ishinomaki, Miyagi
July 24, 2014 - Body & Soul, Aoyama, Tokyo
July 25, 2014 - Muse Academy, Yoyogi, Tokyo
July 26, 2014 - Foreign Correspondants' Club of Japan, Yurakucho, Tokyo











Tour Photos by Sara Pettinella
http://www.sarapettinella.com/


June 29, 2014

Fundraiser / Live Recording (aired on KCSM-FM Jazz 91.1) at Jazz School in Berkeley
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Ben Stolorow (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


May 15, 2014

Performance in Japanese Heritage Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass), Ben Stolorow (piano), Saki Kono (vocals)


November 8, 2013

Performance at Emerald Tablet in San Francisco
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass), Grant Levin (piano)
Guest musician: Shoko Hikage (koto)


March 2013

Japan Tour
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass), Saki Kono (guest vocals)

March 26, 2013 - Satin Doll in Tokyo
March 27, 2013 - Wine Bar Cargo Cult in Tono, Iwate
March 28, 2013 - Cube House at Temporary Houses in Otsuchi, Iwate
March 28, 2013 - Kesennuma Shimin Kaikan in Kesennuma, Miyagi
March 29, 2013 - Tokiwagi High School Strauss Hall in Sendai, Miyagi
March 30, 2013 - Tachimachi Temporary Shopping Mall in Ishinomaki, Miyagi



January 3, 2013

Recording at 25th Street Recording in Oakland
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Art Hirahara (piano), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


October 6, 2012

Performance at the 50th Anniversary Reception of Ikenobo Ikebana Society Northen California Chapter
Art Hirahara (piano), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)


September 26, 2012

Performance at Fairmont Hotel in San Jose
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass), Ben Stolorow (piano)


May 2, 2012

Performance at Satsuki Bazaar in Berkeley
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass), Ben Stolorow (piano)



March 10, 2012

Performance at Elsewhere Gallery in Fairfax on the first anniversary of the great earthquake
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)



September 2, 2011

First performance of Otonowa at Elsewhere Gallery in Fairfax, CA
Akira Tana (drums), Masaru Koga (sax/flute/shakuhachi), Noriyuki "Ken" Okada (bass)



1992

Original concept of "Sound Circle" (or "Otonowa" in Japanese)
Akira Tana (drums), Rufus Reid (bass), Kei Akagi (piano)